The macro mode, introduced with the iPhone 13 Pro, cannot, for the time being, be deactivated when it engages automatically. A defect that Apple promises to correct this fall.
Among the features that stood out the first handling of the iPhone 13, the macro mode has succeeded (despite its presence on Android for a long time). This is based on the ultra wide-angle photo module and allows you to get very close to your subject.
But some may have complained about the software integration of this mode. Indeed, it is impossible to deactivate it when it engages automatically. It is therefore the iPhone photo application that judges whether a particular scene is suitable for the use of macro mode. Pity.
Apple already on the spot
Before it even became an issue, Apple already has plans to address the issue in an upcoming update toiOS 15.
In any case, this is what Youtubeur Marques Brownlee, better known as MKBHD, says. On his Twitter account, he explains that Apple told him that “A new setting will be added in a software update this fall to disable automatic camera switching when shooting at close range for macro photography and video. “
As I mentioned in my video, the iPhones’ macro mode is great, but you can’t manually switch out.
Apple’s told me “A new setting will be added in a software update this fall to turn off automatic camera switching when shooting at close distances for macro photography and video” pic.twitter.com/n94WA5gdaj
– Marques Brownlee (@MKBHD) September 21, 2021
The update could also take place alongside the arrival of ProRes video support, scheduled for the end of the year.
Those who flock to the new range of iPhone 13 will therefore have to take their troubles patiently and accept not to have total control over their photos taken up close.